hannah_g, aceartinc.’s Director to pursue Canada Council funded writing project


We are delighted to share the wonderful news that hannah_g has been awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to work on an experimental art writing project, Critical Fictions. To support her work, the Board Directors of aceartinc. have given hannah a twelve month sabbatical, commencing November 2018.

In addition to implementing the superb annual juried exhibition program of five exhibitions , among other related activities, hannah champions emerging art writers through the Critical Distance writing program. She has been instrumental in directing transformational initiatives at ace such as: The Cartae Open School (co-founded with Jamie Wright and Helga Jakobson), The Flux Gallery (co-founded with Hannah Doucet), the Indigenous Curatorial Residency (with support from Jaimie Isaac, Nikki Little, Jenny Western, ACC-CCA, and NIMAC), and the BIPOC art & culture writing workshop series (with Creative Manitoba Indigenous Programs and the University of Winnipeg’s Institute of Women & Gender Studies, Noor Bhangu.) The board and staff will miss working with her but enthusiastically await what she fills the next twelve months with…

aceartinc.’s Annual Student Show

call for submissions | deadline 20 March




Annual Student Show call 2015
If you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student in Manitoba taking an art class, you are eligible to apply.

Deadline: noon, 20 March 2015
To install and exhibit from 7 to 30 April 2015

Please submit up to 3 pieces on any theme in any medium to hannah_g@aceart.org
– a one-page artist statement
– an image list
– Each image should not exceed 1024×768 pixels, 72dpi and/or 50kb. No more than 9 images total (including detail images of each of the 3 pieces being submitted).

Selected artists are eligible to apply for the Scott Wachall Memorial Bursary, a $500 award and opportunity to give a public artist talk about your practice and work.

Annual General Meeting – 11 December, 6:30pm


Come and get the newest volume of PaperWait – to be launched during the AGM

Since our last AGM, the Board has filled one vacancy and appointed Nicole Flynn as a new director. The membership will vote to ratify this decision.

6 of our current directors have terms that will expire. They are: Andrew Moreau, Andrew Kaplan, Lancelot Coar, Holger Kalberg, Mark Neufeld, Mike VonTiesenhausen. These 6 directors have put their names forward to serve a further two-year term. The membership will vote on whether to re-elect them. 

There are currently up to 3 vacancies on the board. Any interested member can put their name forward, no later than November 26th, if they wish to stand for election. We encourage any interested individuals, especially practicing artists, to apply.

At the AGM we will be presenting:
 Treasurer’s Report, including ace’s Financial Statements from prior year.
(ii) Election of Directors.
(iii) Appointment of our Accountant.
(iv) President’s Report.
(v) PaperWait vol.16 launch.

2013 Annual General Meeting

12 December, 2013 | 7pm


aceartinc. will hold its 2013 Annual General Meeting on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 7:00pm, 2nd floor, 290 McDermot Ave.

PaperWait Vol.15 will be available after the AGM. It covers all the 2012/13 program including essays by Darren Stebeleski, Willow Rector, Ben Clarkson, Emily G. Doucet, and Eric LeSage. The limited print edition also features art work by Maegan Broadhurst, cam bush, Matthew Gardiner, Alexander McQuat, and Phomohobes. Come by and pick up your free copy, members, or become a member and get your free copy!

All members are invited and encouraged to attend.

The 2013 Annual Report and our review engagement will be presented. There will be cake!

For more information or to RSVP please call (204) 944-9763 or email info@aceart.org

Studio Visits

another great membership perk

The-Artists-StudioThe Artist’s Studio (c1716) by Peter Tillemans.
*Actual studio visit may not be as shown.


Studio Visit bookings!

Did you know that your membership at ace entitles you to an annual studio visit from our Co-Directors?

Studio visits take place after 3pm on Fridays and typically last an hour.

To book, please email studiovisit@aceart.org with two preferable dates (at least 2 weeks in advance), your studio address, and a contact phone number.

Welcome Courtney Thompson

new Gallery Assistant


Courtney R. Thompson repatriated to Winnipeg in 2012 via Chicago after she completed her MA from the Art History, Theory & Criticism program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011, winning the sole Fellowship for her department. She has previously worked for The Art Institute of Chicago, The Art Gallery of Calgary and The New Gallery (Calgary, Alberta) and is currently a board member for send + receive: a festival of sound. She regularly contributes art criticism and artist interviews to ArtSlant and Art in Print and has presented papers at symposia across North America. Her research addresses spatial practices and slippages between art, architecture and the visual culture of dwelling. She was born in Winnipeg and despite her nineteen-year absence the winters are exactly as she remembers them.

Landscapes | a call for submissions from artists and art writers | PaperWait vol. 14




Visual artists and art writers are invited to submit to aceartinc.’s annual publication, PaperWait, on the theme of
L A N D S C A P E S.

PaperWait is an annual publication published by aceartinc. that covers our programming year- in this case July 2012 to July 2013. It is primarily made up of the texts produced through our Critical Distance writing program that encourages critical writing and dialogue about contemporary art but it is also an archive of the year’s regular and special programming. Each issue of PaperWait includes an edited section of artist pages and arts writing that provides an opportunity to more artists to have their work included.

Visual Art
-Please submit one image with full title, medium, date and artist’s name.

-The image should not exceed 1024×768 pixels, 72dpi and/or 50kb.

Please submit a synopsis of no more than 400 words for an essay of no more than 1500 words that engages with themes, theories, or artists connected with ‘landscapes’ within the realm of contemporary art.

We are accepting applications by email only- remember to include your email address, phone number and address. Please address them to hannah_g@aceart.org

Deadline, 4pm Tuesday 16th April 2013.

aceartinc.’s curated student show | 10th – 24th May | Deadline for submissions 2nd April




Call for Submissions from current University of Manitoba School of Art students for: aceartinc.’s curated student show

Deadline: noon on the 2nd of April 2013

To exhibit from 10th – 24th May 2013

Please submit up to 3 pieces on any theme in any medium to: gallery@aceart.org

– a one-page artist statement (1 page max.)

– image list (1 page max.)

– PDF file of images.

**Each image should not exceed 1024×768 pixels,72dpi and/or 50kb. No more than 9 images total (including detail images of each of the 3 pieces being submitted).**

You must be a current student in the School of Art at the UofM.

New Transit Ads | Beginning in November


Thanks to Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism and the generous support of Pattison Outdoor Advertising ace will have ads inside 135 City of Winnipeg buses for the next month and a half. Seven different quotes taken from critical responses to work exhibited over the past 30 years in the gallery have been printed and installed for your pleasure. Can you find them all? And more importantly, what do you think about the quotes, the gallery and contemporary art by emerging artists being presented in our city? We would like to invite you to respond to these ads and begin a dialogue in keeping with the second decade of the 21st century.

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